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Sixty-seventh session of the Commission

Sixty-seventh session of the Commission

26 - 27 April 2017
Palais des Nations, Geneva Switzerland

The sixty-seventh session of the Commission, on the occasion of UNECE’s 70th anniversary, provides a unique opportunity for UNECE member States to develop a collective vision of the future of the region on the path towards sustainable development guided by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Commission will be preceded, on 25 April, by the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (RFSD), convened by UNECE, in close cooperation with the regional UN system.

The Commission will include two main segments:

THE HIGH-LEVEL DIALOGUE: UNECE at 70: Economic Integration and Cooperation towards 2030

TWO HIGH-LEVEL THEMATIC DISCUSSIONS:

In addition, a series of side events will highlight how UNECE’s concrete work has a significant impact on the lives of citizens in our region and beyond.

Pictures taken during the 67th session of the Commission are available here

Documents

Document Symbol N°

Document Title

ENGLISH   

FRENCH  

RUSSIAN

 

Programme on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of UNECE (as of 21 April 2017)

PDF 

   

E/ECE/1479

Provisional Annotated Agenda (as of 6 March 2017)

PDF

PDF

PDF

E/ECE/1480

Report

PDF

PDF

PDF

E/ECE/1481

UNECE at 70: Economic integration and cooperation towards 2030

PDF

PDF

PDF

E/ECE/1482

Strengthening cross-sectoral action and mobilizing resources in support of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda

PDF

PDF

PDF

E/ECE/1483

Discussion and endorsement of the high-level statement

PDF

PDF

PDF

E/ECE/1484

Report on activities of the Executive Committee

PDF

PDF

PDF

E/ECE/1485

Other issues calling for decision by the Commission

PDF

PDF

PDF

E/ECE/1486

Resolutions endorsed by the Inland Transport Committee at its seventy-ninth session

PDF

   
         
 

BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS

     

ECE/TRANS/2017/17/Rev.1

Inland Transport Committee Resolution on International Rail PassengerTraffic on the route East-West

PDF

PDF

P

Document Symbol N°

Document Title

ENGLISH   

FRENCH  

RUSSIAN

 

Programme on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of UNECE (as of 21 April 2017)

PDF 

   

E/ECE/1479

Provisional Annotated Agenda (as of 6 March 2017)

PDF

PDF

PDF

E/ECE/1480

Report

PDF

PDF

PDF

E/ECE/1481

UNECE at 70: Economic integration and cooperation towards 2030

PDF

PDF

PDF

E/ECE/1482

Strengthening cross-sectoral action and mobilizing resources in support of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda

PDF

PDF

PDF

E/ECE/1483

Discussion and endorsement of the high-level statement

PDF

PDF

PDF

E/ECE/1484

Report on activities of the Executive Committee

PDF

PDF

PDF

E/ECE/1485

Other issues calling for decision by the Commission

PDF

PDF

PDF

E/ECE/1486

Resolutions endorsed by the Inland Transport Committee at its seventy-ninth session

PDF

   
         
 

BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS

     

ECE/TRANS/2017/17/Rev.1

Inland Transport Committee Resolution on International Rail PassengerTraffic on the route East-West

PDF

PDF

P

Opening Statemens

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 

67th Commission Session

 

   

Item 1:

Opening and adoption of the Agenda

English

Russian

10:00 - 10:30

     

Room XVII

Opening Remarks

   
 

Statement by the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson

PDF

 
 

Statement by the Secretary-General

PDF

 
 

Opening remarks by Mr. Christian Friis Bach, Executive Secretary of the UNECE

PDF

 
 

Statement by Mr. Michael Møller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva

PDF

 
 

Keynote address by Prof. Dr. Ludger Kühnhardt, Center for European Integration Studies, Bonn University

   

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 

67th Commission Session

 

   

Item 1:

Opening and adoption of the Agenda

English

Russian

10:00 - 10:30

     

Room XVII

Opening Remarks

   
 

Statement by the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson

PDF

 
 

Statement by the Secretary-General

PDF

 
 

Opening remarks by Mr. Christian Friis Bach, Executive Secretary of the UNECE

PDF

 
 

Statement by Mr. Michael Møller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva

PDF

 
 

Keynote address by Prof. Dr. Ludger Kühnhardt, Center for European Integration Studies, Bonn University

   

Side Events

Programme on the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Tuesday, 25 April – Thursday, 27 April 2017

Geneva, Palais des Nations

 

Side Events and Exhibits Programme

Programme on the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Tuesday, 25 April – Thursday, 27 April 2017

Geneva, Palais des Nations

 

Side Events and Exhibits Programme

Greening your participation

Greening your participation

1) Make your participation paper-smart: 

  • We encourage all delegations to bring their tablets or laptop computers and use the online versions of the official documents. WiFi is available throughout the Palais des Nations.
  • If you need to print, print on both sides of the paper. If possible, opt for unbleached paper with as high a proportion of recycled content as possible, or paper derived from legally (and ideally, sustainably) managed forests.
  • Paper recycling bins are available throughout the Palais des Nations.

2) Reduce and offset CO2 emissions from your travelling: 

  • Offset your flight emissions personally or check with your travel agent and your organization to see if they offer any carbon offsetting schemes.
  • Opt for economy class rather than business.
  • Take advantage of Geneva’s excellent public transportation system. Geneva hotels offer free public transportation cards to guests. At the airport, free bus tickets to transfer to the city can be obtained near the luggage carousels.
  • Walk, or bike. 

3) Avoid bottled water:

  • To minimize waste, bring your own bottle or container.
  • Opt for tap water. The tap water at the Palais des Nations has been certified to fit all Swiss and WHO safety standards.
  • If you do purchase beverages, recycling bins for aluminium cans and plastic bottles are available throughout the Palais des Nations.

4) Eat local and in-season:

  • Take advantage of the organic and local food options offered by the Palais des Nations cafeteria and many Geneva restaurants. Look for the Genève Région - Terre Avenir (GRTA) label which identifies products from the Geneva region.
  • Avoid food waste as much as possible.
  • Avoid paper coffee cups, plastic utensils and plates. Opt for porcelain or steel alternatives.

5) Others:

  • Switch off lights, computers and other equipment when not in use.
  • Enjoy being in nature in the park Ariana surrounding the Palais des Nations, and at the “Forests for Food – Food for Forests” exhibition on display at the Salle des Pas Perdus (3rd floor, A building).

Greening your participation

1) Make your participation paper-smart: 

  • We encourage all delegations to bring their tablets or laptop computers and use the online versions of the official documents. WiFi is available throughout the Palais des Nations.
  • If you need to print, print on both sides of the paper. If possible, opt for unbleached paper with as high a proportion of recycled content as possible, or paper derived from legally (and ideally, sustainably) managed forests.
  • Paper recycling bins are available throughout the Palais des Nations.

2) Reduce and offset CO2 emissions from your travelling: 

  • Offset your flight emissions personally or check with your travel agent and your organization to see if they offer any carbon offsetting schemes.
  • Opt for economy class rather than business.
  • Take advantage of Geneva’s excellent public transportation system. Geneva hotels offer free public transportation cards to guests. At the airport, free bus tickets to transfer to the city can be obtained near the luggage carousels.
  • Walk, or bike. 

3) Avoid bottled water:

  • To minimize waste, bring your own bottle or container.
  • Opt for tap water. The tap water at the Palais des Nations has been certified to fit all Swiss and WHO safety standards.
  • If you do purchase beverages, recycling bins for aluminium cans and plastic bottles are available throughout the Palais des Nations.

4) Eat local and in-season:

  • Take advantage of the organic and local food options offered by the Palais des Nations cafeteria and many Geneva restaurants. Look for the Genève Région - Terre Avenir (GRTA) label which identifies products from the Geneva region.
  • Avoid food waste as much as possible.
  • Avoid paper coffee cups, plastic utensils and plates. Opt for porcelain or steel alternatives.

5) Others:

  • Switch off lights, computers and other equipment when not in use.
  • Enjoy being in nature in the park Ariana surrounding the Palais des Nations, and at the “Forests for Food – Food for Forests” exhibition on display at the Salle des Pas Perdus (3rd floor, A building).